Coincidence, Luck, Fate, and Fortune ...
The other day I found myself in a gas station telling a friend that a $5 scratch-off ticket is not worth the ink printed on a $5 bill, and a $10 ticket is just $5 more worthless. Well, we discussed it just long enough that I spent $5 to prove my point - Yes, I bought a Gold Rush scratch-off ticket.
Betting on the fact that I wouldn't make a dime, I also promised that I'd never gamble again if I didn't win anything on that ticket. I figured every time I'd consider buying a scratch-off ticket, I'd store that money for later.
X-D That ticket netted me $50. |:-P